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1961 Timothy 2022

Timothy Rawls Stephenson

July 17, 1961 — January 6, 2022

Timothy Rawls Stephenson, 60, of Smithfield, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022.  He was the son of Erma Marie Crocker Stephenson and the late Willard Rawls Stephenson.  Tim is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patti Lynn Clark Stephenson; daughters, Sherri Lynn Williams (Joel) and Dusti Rae Disney; grandchildren, Michelle, Ashlyn and Sydney; a sister, Penny S. Ellis (Ronald); and several nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gregory A. Stephenson and a grandson, Christopher Joel Dale Williams.  He was member of Central Hill Baptist Church, a past Life Member of the Real Smithfield Jaycees, past Boy Scout Master, where he earned the God and Country Award and a past cast member of the Smithfield Little Theatre. He graduated from Isle of Wight Academy in 1979, and then from DuPage Horticultural School and enjoyed gardening, especially in his side yard with flowers for the neighborhood.  He retired from Dominion Energy as a nuclear mechanic. He was the owner of Pretty Petals Miniatures. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield.  A graveside service will be held at Central Hill Baptist Church Cemetery on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter or the Central Hill Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund c/o James Crocker, 10225 Central Hill Rd, Windsor, VA 23487. Online condolences may be registered at

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Monday, January 10, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1515 S Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Central Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

10270 Central Hill Rd, Windsor, VA 23487

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